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Make the Most of a Sunny Day in Seattle

Four spots to hit up when temperatures rise in the Emerald City.

By: Billy Tsang | Photos: Hilary McMullen

Relax in summer essentials like the Cheeky Swim Bottoms

Contrary to popular belief, it doesn't rain every day in Seattle (we swear). However, one thing holds true: you never know what kind of weather you're going to get. When the sun shines in the Emerald City, you owe it to yourself to get out and enjoy the heat. Here are four local spots that are must-visits when the sun is shining and skin is showing.

Café Barjot, Capitol Hill
Address: 711 Bellvue Ave E, Seattle WA
Mon–Fri  7AM–2PM
Sat–Sun  8AM–2PM
Distance from our Capitol Hill showroom: a four-minute drive or seven-minute bike ride

Discover seamless pieces like the Take It Breezy Tank

Nobody does caffeine quite like Seattle. With its concentration of high-quality, independent coffee shops, you’ll never run out of places to get a morning fix – and Café Barjot is one of the best. Tucked away on a quiet street less than a mile from our Capitol Hill showroom, Barjot is the perfect place to catch up with an old friend, or get some work done in the sun. The beautiful 800-square-foot space with a sunny patio is a classy integration of wood, brick, tile and glass, and the curated selection of morning bites and afternoon libations are legit. On weekends, make sure to pair your iced coffee alongside the poached eggs with squash and tomatillo peppers.

Soak up the sun in the V Tee

Madison Park
Address: 4201 E Madison Street
Everyday from 4AM–11:30PM
Distance from our Capitol Hill showroom: a 14-minute drive

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Rooftop isn’t cutting it? Head to Madison Park Beach to get your tan on. Just down the hill from our Showroom, Madison Park Beach exemplifies “serene upscale suburb” despite being so close to the city. The long stretch of grassy waterfront is perfect for laying out, tossing a Frisbee and swimming out to the floating dock – which includes a low and high-diving board. Bring a towel and get there early. And keep your eyes peeled for the ice cream truck.

Always count on the Finishing Touch Scarf

Northwest Outdoor Center, Westlake
Address: 2100 Westlake Ave N
Mon–Fri  8AM–10PM
Sat–Sun  9AM–6PM
Distance from our Capitol Hill showroom: an 11-minute drive

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Situated on the western side of Lake Union, this hot spot offers much more than a pretty view. Whether you opt for a core paddleboard workout or just want to soak in the sun, the Northwest Outdoor Center has something for everyone. Have your morning smoothie in a kayak or take an evening paddle to Westward for oysters. Don't forget to check out the houseboats along the way and let out a much deserved exhale.

Hit cruise control in the To The Edge Crew

Westward, North Lake
Address: Union 2501 N Northlake Way
Mon–Fri  4PM–10PM
Saturday 10AM–10PM
Sunday  10AM–9PM
Distance from our Capitol Hill showroom: a 12-minute drive

Cool off in the Hide and Sleek Silk Romper

Whether you arrive by foot, car or stand-up paddleboard, Westward should be your destination. Located directly on the north shores of Lake Union, this award-winning restaurant is the perfect place to catch some rays while enjoying spectacular views of the Seattle skyline. Getting too hot? The breeze from the water provides a cooldown, especially when paired with an Adirondack Highball: bourbon, bitters, chamomile, lemon and ginger brew. Be sure to get there right at 4 o’clock PM to snag a coveted lounge chair and while away the time before catching that beautiful summer sunset.


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